Best Cordless Screwdrivers

Every homeowner should have a cordless drill if something needs to be done. Lets face it.Even if you live in a small apartment,and aren’t planning to do big improvements,there is always something. Maybe you have a wife that loves the interior and always have small tasks for you,like hanging a photo or maybe a shelf. You don’t need a big and bulky 18v cordless drills for drilling small holes in wooden walls or driving small screws. The smaller electric screwdrivers can do these small tasks just as good as the bigger and more powerful drills. Because of the lightweight, compact design and low price (at least compared to the bigger drills) these cordless screwdrivers has become more and more popular amongst homeowners. I’ve tested a whole bunch of them,and below you will find my top 5 electric screwdrivers.

Makita DF010DSE 7.2-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Driver-Drill Kit with Auto-Stop Clutch

This cordless screwdriver from Makita is a slim and handy tool. In drilling mode it delivers 44 inch-pounds of max torque. I drilled a 5/8 inch hole through a wooden door which was no problem at all. The tool has 21 clutch settings with 2,7 inch-pounds of torque on setting no.1 and 27 inch-pounds of torque on setting no.21. To prevent the fastener from getting over-tight,this electric screwdriver is provided with an “auto stop clutch”,which means that the machine gets shut down when the clutch disengages.

The Makita DF010DSE weighs only 1,2 pounds and has a ergonomic shape that makes the tool fit in your hand like a glove. You can use this cordless screwdriver either with the pistol grip or straight. It is also provided with a LED working-light,which also works as a low battery indicator.When the LED starts blinking,the battery needs to be recharged.

Summary

  • Delievers 44 inch-pounds of max torque.
  • Provided with a special “auto stop clutch”
  • 21 clutch settings (2,7 in.lbs-27 in.lbs) + drill mode
  • Dual speed (200 rpm/600 rpm)
  • 3 year warranty on tool and 1 year on batteries

What’s in the box:

The cordless screwdriver,double ended phillips bit,two 7,2v Li-ion batteries,charger and a toolbox.

Warranty:

3 years on tool and 1 year on the batteries.

DEWALT DW920K-2 1/4-Inch 7.2-Volt Cordless Two-Position Screwdriver Kit

With over 300 positive reviews on Amazon,and an average rating of 5 stars,there is no doubt that this cordless screwdriver from Dewalt is extremely popular. The power of this 500rpm tool is just shockingly stunning for an electric screwdriver. 80 inch-pounds of max torque in drill-mode is fantastic for a machine of that size(14.8 x 11.9 x 4.6 inches). I used this drill on a wooden boat I’m currently renovating,and I must say that the Dewalt DW920K-2 was perfect.for the task. I replaced a lot of the indoor furnitures and there was a lot of wooden screws in various sizes,

Ergonomicly speaking,this 7,2v cordless screwdriver is top notch. With a weight of only 3,5 pounds and a two-position adjustable handle for both in line and angled grip,you can almost go on forever with this cordless screwdriver from Dewalt.. Overhead work has never been easier.

When you use your electric screwdriver for a lot of tasks,less downtime and user-friendliness is crucial.With the hex shank chuck,a bit change is almost too easy. You can literally change bits in one second. It is also provided with an electric brake to minimize the downtime. With two 7,2v batteries and a one hour charger,downtime due to low battery isn’t really an issue.

Summary

  • 80 inch-pounds of max torque in drilling mode
  • Two position handle allows you to work both in-line and angeled.
  • Variable speed (0-500 RPM)
  • Quick release hex shank chuck for less down time.
  • 7,2v batteries for longer run time and one hour rapid charger.

What’s in the box?

With the cordless screwdriver comes two 7,2v batteries,one hour charger,screwdriver bit and a toolbox.

Warranty:
Limited three year warranty,90 day money back guarantee and a 1 year service contract (free of charge).

Hitachi DB3DL2 3.6-Volt 1/4-Inch Hex Drive Screwdriver

The DB 3DL2 cordless screwdriver is an extremely light weight (0,9 pounds) tool from one of the world leaders in lithium-ion technology,Hitachi. The lithium batteries makes this electric screwdriver up to 50% more light weight and has over 3 times longer life-cycle than the ordinary Ni-cad screwdrivers. Hitachi has in fact a lifetime warranty on all their lithium-ion tools. You don’t even have to worry about low battery,as this tool supplied with two (one in spare).

The Hitachi DB 3DL2 is suitable for a lot of tasks. It is provided with adjustable speed going from 200 rpm to 600 rpm. The inbuilt LED working-light lets you work easy in confined spaces. I used this electric screwdriver under a kitchen sink once,and with the light weight and the ability to convert the screwdriver from straight to pistol grip,made it so easy to work with.In fact this cordless screwdriver is provided with 21 clutch settings,so it is suitable for a lot of tasks,everything from driving small screws into plastic to drilling in woods.

The warranty on this cordless screwdriver from Hitachi is is one of the best I’ve ever seen. You get a lifetime Lithium-ion tool warranty,which is pretty awesome.

Summary:

  • Two 1,5 amp-hour,3,6v Li-ion batteries included.
  • Straight grip and pistol grip
  • 21 torque settings.
  • Provided with a LED working light
  • Hitachis Life time Lithium-ion warranty.

What’s in the box?

The electric screwdriver,charger and two 3,6v Li-ion batteries.

Warranty

You get Hitachi’s lifetime Lithium-ion tool warranty and a 2 years Lithium-ion battery warranty.

SKIL 2356-01 360 Quick-Select 4-Volt Max 1.5Ah Lithium-Ion Screwdriver

I litterally fell in love with this cordless screwdriver from Skil. It comes with a handy bit system which is fully integrated. You have 12 drillbits inside a revolving chamber.A window on the top always show what bits you’ve selected. When you’ve found the drill-bit you want to use,simply slide the black button on the top,and it will feed the drill-bit into the chuck.

Another cool thing about the Skil 2356-01 360 is the USB input at the bottom of the pistol shaft. You’re probably now thinking that this is some kind of a hight-tec tool. It is kind of high-tec,but not that high-tec. The USB input makes it possible to charge the tool with a computer,car charger or anything else with an USB output. Very handy if you forgot to bring your charger.

This electric screwdriver is powered by 1,5Ah,4v Lithium-ion battery. The great thing about these batteries is that they can hold a charge for as long as 18 months if the machine’s not in use. I think this cordless screwdriver is great when I’m doing a quick-fix on my computer or other electronic stuff. I’ve also used it for driving wooden screws in my cabin on the offshore oilrig I’m currently working on. A compact and smart tool for the small tasks.

Summary

  • Handy,fully integrated bit system.
  • USB charging.
  • The 1,5Ah,4v Li-ion battery can hold a charge for 18 months.
  • LED work light
  • Battery level indicator

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